This Recommendation Statement from the US Preventive Services Task Force recommends screening for colorectal cancer starting at age 50 years and continuing until age 75 years (A recommendation) and recommends that for adults aged 76 to 85 years the decision to screen for colorectal cancer should be an individual one that takes into account the patient’s overall health and prior screening history (C recommendation).
This Viewpoint discusses challenges of developing and implementing clinical practice guidelines.
This JAMA Clinical Guidelines Synopsis article summarizes the evidence for perioperative use of β-blockers in patients with or at risk of developing cardiovascular disease.
Neuman and coauthors investigated variations in the durability of class I guideline recommendations by the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association by performing a textual analysis of 11 guidelines published between 1998 and 2007 and revised between 2006 and 2013. In an Editorial, Shekelle discusses the increasing importance of regularly updates to clinical practice guidelines.